News: construction is set to begin next month on the world’s tallest building in Changsha, China, which will be completed in just 90 days.
Construction firm Broad Sustainable Building (BSB), a subsidiary of China’s Broad Group, has corrected earlier reports that its 220-storey Sky City tower would take seven months to complete, telling ConstructionWeekOnline that the skyscraper will be finished at the end of March next year.
Following foundation work that will continue until the end of December, the company said its schedule to construct the 838-metre tower “will go on as planned with the completion of five storeys a day.”
“We have not issued any press statement on this and it will go on as planned… we have not said anything about 210 days,” said Broad Group senior VP Juliet Jiang, adding that the project is still awaiting approval from the government.
As previously reported on Dezeen, BSB plans to build the tower using pre-fabricated components that slot together like a Meccano toy. On completion, the skyscraper would be taller than Dubai’s Burj Khalifa and include schools, a hospital, 17 helipads and apartments for over 30,000 people. The company has already successfully demonstrated its approach on a smaller scale by constructing a 30-storey tower in 15 days.